Member organizations are unified by our deep commitment to the value of home visiting and our desire to measure and illustrate its value, to expand its availability, to meet unmet needs, to support home visitors, to increase partnerships and funding, and to secure supportive policies. These are the most important distinguishing characteristics of Members. The types of establishing Members include:
- community-based social services and health services agencies
- child and family advocacy organizations
- county or city departments
- early education providers
- funding entities
- school districts
On a case-by-case basis, individuals (such as subject matter experts) may be considered for membership in the Consortium. Like all potential members, they will be required to complete an application, outlining how they will contribute to the work of the Consortium, which will be subject to review and approval by the Membership.
Roles and Commitments of Members
As Members we are unified in a shared purpose and shared “ownership” of the Consortium’s activities and accomplishments. Each member and, more importantly, our clients and community will share in the rewards of our collective impact. Current and future Members will meet these minimum requirements:
- At least one representative of the member organization will:
- Speak on behalf of their organization (for example, participate in consensus-building discussions on behalf of the Member organization as the Consortium approves annual priorities and policy agenda);
- Actively participate in at least one Workgroup;
- Consistently participate in quarterly membership meetings and membership activities (such as surveys, data sharing, campaigns);
- Have the authority to commit staff time and other organizational resources.
- There are no member dues; however, member organizations are expected to tap into organizational resources to make various contributions that will advance the shared purpose and action plans of the Consortium. Members are expected to explore and pursue opportunities to share agency/institutional resources. While contributions will vary with the type and size of member organizations, contributions may include:
- Sharing of expertise;
- Making connections that support the Consortium’s priorities;
- In-kind donations; and
- Financial donations.
- As the Consortium implements its strategic plan, additional expectations will be set for members, such as: participating in data collection efforts, keeping referral information up-to-date, etc.
If your organization is interested in joining the LACPECHVC, please download and review the application.The application confirms that the organization seeking Membership:
- Understands this Charter and is ready to agree to it;
- Will allocate staff time to meet requirements for engagement and specifies the intended initial engagement (e.g., the name of a staff member who will be involved and which Workgroup s/he will participate on); and
- Will make other contributions to the work of the Consortium (with specifics of what these contributions will be, for example, the commitment of a percentage of a staff grant writer’s time for a specified period).
Completed applications can be emailed to:
Once accepted for membership, representatives of the organization who will be participating with the Consortium will be provided a new member orientation by staff and/or Members.
Annually, members will individually be asked to re-confirm their membership. Any time member organizations change their representative(s) to the Consortium or Workgroup(s), they will inform the Coordinator.